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Center on International Cooperation: Afghanistan Reconstruction Project [ID 179]
"The Afghanistan Reconstruction Project (ARP) carries out research and public education about selected issues related to the rebuilding of Afghanistan's institutions, society, and economy. The project supports efforts by the Afghan government, Afghan civil society, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, and donors to carry out a more effective reconstruction mission based on the Bonn Agreement focused on Afghan ownership."
Recommended books [ID 24540]
Barnett R. Rubin: The Fragmentation of Afghanistan, 2nd edition, 2002 (1st edition: 1995), Yale University Press, ISBN: 0-300-09520-1 (cloth), ISBN: 0-300-09519-8 (pbk.). Preview and full-text-search available at amazon.com
Olivier Roy: Islam and Resistance in Afghanistan, 2nd edition, 1990 (1st edition: 1985), Cambridge Unicersity Press, ISBN: 0 521 39308 6 (hardback), ISBN: 0 521 39700 6 (pbk.). Preview and full-text-search available at amazon.com and Google Books
Ahmed Rashid: Taliban. The Story of the Afghan Warlords, 2nd edition, 2001 (1st edition 2000), Pan Books, ISBN: 0 330 49221 7. Preview and full-text-search available at amazon.com
Antonio Giustozzi: Koran, Kalashnikov, and Laptop: The Neo-Taliban Insurgency in Afghanistan, 2007, Columbia University Press, ISBN: 0231700091 (hardback), ISBN: 1850658730 (pbk.). Preview and full-text-search available at amazon.com
21.08.2008 - Source: CIA - The World Factbook
CIA World Factbook: Afghanistan ("CIA World Factbook") [ID 177]
Data on Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, Transnational, Issues
CIA World Factbook
AsiaSource: Interview with Barnett Rubin [ID 24541]
"Professor Rubin is the author of several books on Afghanistan and conflict prevention, including Blood on the Doorstep: The Politics of Preventing Violent Conflict (2002); The Fragmentation of Afghanistan: State Formation and Collapse in the International System (2002; first edition 1995), Calming the Ferghana Valley: Development and Dialogue in the Heart of Central Asia (1999, co-author with Nancy Lubin), and The Search for Peace in Afghanistan: From Buffer State to Failed State (1995).
In this interview with AsiaSource Professor Rubin discusses, inter alia, the likely success of the Bonn Agreement, the security and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, opium production and trade, Islamist movements in Central Asia, and America's geo-strategic interests in the region.
Professor Rubin was formerly the Director of the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations and is now Director of Studies at New York University's Center on International Cooperation."
AsiaSource: Interview with Ahmed Rashid [ID 24542]
"Ahmed Rashid is the Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review and the Daily Telegraph, London, and has written extensively on the region for the last twenty years.
In Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil, and Fundamentalism in Central Asia (London: IB Tauris, 2000), Mr Rashid warned the international community to ignore Afghanistan at its peril. This book became a New York Times bestseller shortly after September 11th.
In this interview, Mr Rashid discusses his new book, Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001), and the explosive situation unfolding in the region today. He also explains the role of other important regional actors like Pakistan and the impact of the US war in Afghanistan. "
AsiaSource: Interview with Barnett Rubin [ID 178]
"Barnett Rubin is the author of several books on Afghanistan, including The Fragmentation of Afghanistan (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995) and The Search for Peace in Afghanistan (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995). In this interview with AsiaSource, he discusses the conditions under which the Soviets invaded Afghanistan in 1979 and the long-term implications of the proxy war there. Professor Rubin also explains the origins of the Taliban, who emerged much after the Soviet withdrawal, and suggests that they in fact represent a "generational revolt against the mujahideen.""
1997 - Source: Library of Congress - Country Studies
Library of Congress: Afghanistan - A Country Study ("Library of Congress: Afghanistan - A Country Study (Data as of 1997)") [ID 176]
Information about historical, socio-political, economical and ethnical issues